Last Modified: 2/8/2018 at 15:58

Thawte® Digicert SSL Certificates for your on-line business

We have 3 options for SSL certificates, providing increasing buyer confidence with increasing costs (of course!) Prices quoted are indicative only, and are subject to the vagaries of  the $US:$A relationship.

Prices today reflect July 2018 are set using $US1:$A1.356 plus installation time.  RS Net will check the exchange rate at the time of invoicing.


General information:
SSL certificates keep online interactions private even though they travel across the public Internet. They also help customers gain the confidence to transact with your web site, as the "Lock" is turned on in the Address Bar. The right SSL certificate depends on the level of assurance your customers need and the minimum level of encryption your organization requires.

So depending on your budget, your customers and your interactions with them, our supplier Thawte provides the following recommendations based on your situation and requirements:


SSL Web Server Certificate with EV (Extended Validation)


I cannot risk losing a single user or transaction for lack of trust.


  • Use an SSL Web Server Certificate with EV (Extended Validation) to inspire the highest level of trust among your site’s users. see below for additional information about this certificate.

  • On key pages in your secured domain, display the Thawte® Trusted Site Seal.

  • Certificate Cost $286 PA to generate, supply and install.

Customers enter credit card numbers or high value information on my public web site.

  •  An SSL Web Server Certificates with EV turns the address bar green in high-security browsers and displays your verified organization name, making it easy for users to trust your site.

  • On check-out, payment information or account pages, display the Thawte® Trusted Site Seal.

  • Certificate Cost $286 PA (same certificate as above)

Thawte do extended validation of the business before they issue the certificate.
See the image below showing how the EV feature changes the browser display in various web browsers.

Secure Additional Domains - can only be done when the certificate is purchased.
If you were considering securing an additional domain you can do it on the same certificate for a saving:

  • Add an extra domain: $286.00

Increase your revenue potential with the green Extended Validation  address bar and the Thawte Trusted Site Seal.


Thawte® SSL Web Server Certificates with EV (Extended Validation) enable the most visible security indicator: the green address bar in high-security browsers, assuring users that your site is secure and your identity has been authenticated to the industry’s highest standard. When customers see the green address bar and the Thawte® Trusted Site Seal, they gain the confidence to complete their transaction.


See above - how the SSL Certificate with EV Appears in the website visitor's Browser.

Contact RS Net for the latest prices!

SSL Web Server Certificates


My web site has a sign-in or log-in page for customers, partners or employees.

  • Use  SSL Web Server Certificates provide assurance of your site’s identity and security.

  • Help users confirm your identity by displaying the Thawte® Trusted Site Seal.

  • Certificate Cost $176.00  PA to generate, supply and install.

This older certificate type provides extra confidence for the buyer by providing the name of the organisation they are interacting with, but no EV display. It still works OK for Sales and Direct Payments. Clients think the extra cost compared to an SSL123 Certificate (last, below) is worth it and is covered by extra sales they get.


Secure Additional Domains - can only be done when the certificate is purchased.
If you were considering securing an extra domain you can do it on the same certificate for a saving:

    Add an extra domain: $176

SSL123 Certificate

My web server is used for internal communications and intranets.

  •     Help users be more confident by displaying the Thawte® Trusted Site Seal.

  •     An SSL123 Certificate provides encryption for employees and on-site users who do not need to verify the web site identity.

  •     Certificate Cost $132.00  PA to generate, supply and install.

This basic certificate type provides full SSL capability but no identity check.
Thawte only verify the domain is owned by the Domain Admin Identity. Some of our clients use this one to minimise costs while providing full SSL capability for on-line purchases for their Web Shop / Web Site.

    Extra Domains can't be added to this one.

Automated SSL for websites

An automated SSL certificate is also available as a once-off purchase for RS Net clients.  Our installation cost depends on your site's internal links, but the simplest site starts at $66. We will need to asses your site before offering a price.

Chrome has stated that it will challenge unsecured sites and put doubt about your site's security into user's minds. This is a simple way to ensurre your clients have a good experience when accessing your web site.

Talk to RS Net about how you can make your site address https and avoid these challenges.